Biography(references)At the time Soto was born, the fourth son, his parents were struggling financially, with his father working as a garbage man and his mother as a house cleaner. Soto went to Porterville High School in California where he was on the wrestling team and won a California state title. Soto got an athletic scholarship to Iowa Central Community College was a 2x NJCAA All-American. There Soto wrestled with Jon Jones and fellow Mexican American Cain Velasquez plus Colby Covington. Soto and Jones were also roommates during their freshmen and sophomore years.
Bellator Fighting Championships: Bellator Featherweight World Championship (One time; first)
Bellator Fighting Championships: Bellator Season One Featherweight Tournament Winner
National Junior College Athletic Association: NJCAA Junior Collegiate Championship Runner-up (2007)
National Junior College Athletic Association: NJCAA Junior Collegiate Championship 3rd Place (2006)
National Junior College Athletic Association: NJCAA All-American (2006, 2007)
National High School Coaches Association: NHSCA Senior All-American (2005)
California Interscholastic Federation: CIF High School State Championship (2005)
California Interscholastic Federation: CIF All-State (2003, 2005)
California Interscholastic Federation: CIF Central Section Championship (2005)
Eddie Bravo Invitational: EBI 4 Finalist (2015)
Full Fight | Joe Warren vs. Joe Soto - Bellator 27
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